Real Madrid Preparing £40m Van Persie Bid – Should Arsenal Sell?

By on May 2, 2012

With the summer transfer window just around the corner, we’ll bring you the latest transfer news involving Arsenal. Today sees Real Madrid linked with a move for the Gunners captain.

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Arsenal are bracing themselves for a £40m bid from Real Madrid for striker Robin van Persie, according to the Daily Star.

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As most Gooners will be aware by now, van Persie will enter the final year of his contract this summer and despite Arsenal’s attempts to open negotiations several months ago, the 28-year-old decided to delay talks until this summer prompting speculation that he could be set to leave the Emirates.

The Daily Star report today that Spanish giants Real Madrid will test the Gunners resolve by launching a £40m offer for the Dutchman this summer, and will fund the move by selling Argentine Gonzalo Higuain.

Arsenal are determined to keep hold of the recently crowned PFA and FWA player of the year and have hinted they may force him to run down the final year of his contract should he refuse to sign an extension. However, if Madrid come in with a bid of £40m it would be extremely difficult for the Arsenal hierarchy to turn down.

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Should Arsenal sell if RVP refuses to extend his deal and Real Madrid offer £40m? Probably, yes. It’s never wise to keep a player who isn’t committed to the club and £40m would be an excellent return for a player who will soon turn 29. However, i personally think van Persie will sign an extension at the end of the season and stay at the Emirates.

What do you think, would you sell? Get involved in the comments section.

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37 Comments

  1. Insani

    May 8, 2012 at 1:24 pm

    I dont care how much they offer. RVP must be kept at Arsenal. It s not easy to get world class player with clinical finishing like RVP. Let him enjoy final year at Arsenal. If we can maintain our players from injury we have great chance to get trophy next season. With arrival of M Villa n availability of Per, Verm, Kosc, Sagna (The combination of Arsenal backfour which are most solid so far ), Arsenal wont fear any team in Europe.

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